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Corey Campodonico, Gary Ungar, Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, and Patrick McHale pose with the Best Picture - Animated award for "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" at the Annual Golden Globe Awards. Photo: Getty.
Corey Campodonico, Gary Ungar, Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, and Patrick McHale pose with the Best Picture - Animated award for "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" at the Annual Golden Globe Awards. Photo: Getty.

Guillermo del Toro and ‘Argentina, 1985’ triumph at the Golden Globes

The film 'Argentina, 1985' and the animated film 'Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro' won two statuettes at the Golden Globes.

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Argentina, 1985 won the Best Foreign Film category, beating its competitors RRR from India, Decision To Leave from South Korea, Close from Belgium, France and the Netherlands and All Quiet on The Western Front from Germany.

The Argentine film, directed by filmmaker Santiago Miter and starring renowned actor Ricardo Darín, tells the story of prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who brought the commanders of the last Argentine military dictatorship to trial in 1985. The high military commanders were accused of having committed crimes against humanity during the regime of the dictator Jorge Rafael Videla.

“I want to dedicate this award to the great actor Ricardo Darín... I want to share this with all the people who have been fighting for democracy in Argentina since the dictatorship and continue to fight. I think democracy is something we need and we need to keep fighting for it," said the director.

Argentina, 1985 premiered in 2022 at the Venice International Film Festival. It is currently available on Prime Video.

But Argentina, 1985 was not the only Latin American production that stood out at the Golden Globes. The film Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio won Best Animated Feature over competitors Inu-Oh, Marcel The Shell with Shoes On, Puss In Boots: The Last Wish and Turning Red.

The production by the famous Mexican director was also nominated for Best Soundtrack and Best Song.

"This is a film of beauty and love. It's been a great year for cinema of all sizes. A year of big changes, of ambitious films and intimate films, and therefore it's been a great year for animation because Animation is cinema. Animation is not a genre for children, it's a medium," said Guillermo del Toro when receiving his award at the ceremony.

Del Toro's film "puts a twist on the classic tale of the wooden puppet brought to life in this stop-motion animated musical." It is available on Netflix.

The Golden Globes are back

Considered the prelude to the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe ceremony took place on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in California.

The actresses Ana de Armas, Jena Ortega and Selena Gómez were nominated in the Best Drama Actress and Best Film and Television Actress categories, respectively, however they did not win a statuette. The same can be said for Latino actors Diego Luna and Diego Calvo. Check the full list of winners here.

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